On February 27, Parallels announced that Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is now available from the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Parallels RAS deployed on Microsoft Azure enables businesses of any size to easily implement virtual client computing (VCC), cutting operational costs and reducing complexity. Thanks to Azure’s global presence and the Parallels RAS brilliant user experience, employees have the ability to quickly and securely access Windows applications and desktops, with a consistent experience on any device and from any location.

microsoft azureAffordable global expansion

Azure runs on a worldwide network of Microsoft-managed datacenters across 30 regions. This fast-growing global footprint gives businesses many options for providing their services and ensuring great performance from any location. Leveraging the Microsoft cloud’s global presence, Parallels RAS allows organizations to provide employees and business partners with fast and reliable access to line of business (LOB) applications virtually anywhere.
Seamless deployment, hands-off administration
Built-in automated wizards simplify the configuration and deployment of Parallels RAS in the Azure cloud. Moreover, Parallels RAS includes prebuilt Azure virtual machine templates, allowing the VCC infrastructure to be fully configured in half an hour.

Parallels RAS and Microsoft Azure guarantee constant support for business operations as an organization’s use of virtual LOB applications scales up or down. In fact, all Parallels RAS components such as Publishing Agents, Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Server, hypervisors, and gateways can be added and deployed instantly, using the unlimited flexibility of the Microsoft Azure cloud.

Repurpose IT budget

Parallels RAS is a cost-effective solution for virtual application and desktop delivery, providing savings of up to 60% when compared with other solutions on the market. Likewise, Microsoft Azure’s pay-for-what-you-use model enhances organizational flexibility and scalability, rapid resource provisioning, and lower total cost of ownership. Combining Parallels RAS with Microsoft Azure, IT departments are able to redirect a considerable amount of their budget to other pressing projects.

Hybrid deployment options

The hybrid cloud is considered the future for many companies. Businesses in many industries are turning to blended infrastructure because it combines the best of the public and private cloud, working together in any combination.

Parallels RAS supports hybrid deployment between on-premise and Microsoft Azure-based resources, allowing companies to distribute computing workload between a private and Microsoft cloud.

Parallels RAS Free Trial on Microsoft Azure

Try a fully functional Parallels RAS deployment in Azure, free for 30 days. Deliver virtual applications to any user, on any device, anywhere. With prebuilt Azure VM templates and configuration wizards inside RAS, completely deploy and configure RAS in under 30 minutes.

Click here to try Microsoft Azure marketplace today.

What is Microsoft Azure?

Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. It provides software as a service, platform as a service, and infrastructure as a service and supports many different programming languages, tools, and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.



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